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List Of Films Featuring Diabetes

List Of Films Featuring Diabetes

There is a body of films that include a character with diabetes as part of the plot. In the late twentieth century, most films' references to diabetes were minor. Characters with diabetes were developed in plots in which the disease "played a more significant role" in films such as Steel Magnolias and Panic Room.[1] Dr. Kevin L. Ferguson discussed such films in the Journal of Medical Humanities and reported, "Films that represent diabetes must work around the disease's banal invisibility, and images of diabetics in film are especially susceptible to metaphor and exaggeration."[2] Everyday Health reported, "Sometimes, filmmakers get it wrong: mixing up different types of diabetes, imagining symptoms or complications that aren't accurate, or unfairly portraying another aspect of the condition."[3] List of films[edit] Film Year Description 12 Feet Deep 2017 The American thriller film features twin sisters who are trapped in a swimming pool under a fiberglass pool cover. One of the sisters has diabetes and needs an insulin shot to avoid slipping into a coma.[4] 150 Milligrams 2017 The French drama film is based on the real-life French pulmonologist Irène Frachon who fought between 2009 and 2011 to reveal that a diabetes drug was life-threatening.[5] Alma 1999 A documentary film about Alma Thorpe, whose primary condition is schizophrenia, but she also has diabetes.[6] Ambulance, TheThe Ambulance 1990 A rogue doctor in an ambulance kidnaps people with diabetes for his experiment.[7] The Baby-Sitters Club 1995 A teenage girl deals with managing her type 1 diabetes.[8] Beats, Rhymes & Life 2011 A documentary film about the band A Tribe Called Quest, including Phife Dawg, who has diabetes.[6] Big Nothing 2006 In the black comedy film, criminals kill an FBI agent with diabetes b Continue reading >>

8 Knock Knock Jokes About Type 1 Diabetes

8 Knock Knock Jokes About Type 1 Diabetes

The Insulin Nation staff came up with these. They might be funny. We know they’re corny. April Fools’ Day is upon us once again. In celebration, the Insulin Nation staff has come up with a few corny knock knock jokes with a Type 1 diabetes theme. Do you have any to add to this list? 1. Knock knock Who’s there? The Bee Gees. The Bee Gees who? The BG’s a little high. Did you bolus? 2. Knock knock Who’s there? High. High who? Knock knock Who’s there? Low. Low who? Knock knock Who’s there? A malfunctioning meter. Please test again. 3. Knock knock Who’s there? A cure for diabetes. A cure for diabetes who? I’ll come back in 5 to 10 years. 4. Knock knock Who’s there? Your pancreas. Your pancreas who? Knock Knock Who’s there? Your pancreas. Your pancreas who? Knock Knock Who’s there? Your panc – WHY WON’T YOU WORK? 5. Knock knock Who’s there? Endo. Endo who? And no, the doctor doesn’t have an open appointment this month. How about next month? 6. Knock knock Who’s there? Wilford Brimley. Wilford Brim- Diabeetus. 7. Knock knock. Who’s there? Tess. Tess who? Test strips all over your front step. Does someone with diabetes live here? 8. Knock knock Who’s there? Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes who? Knock knock Who’s there? Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes who? Can’t you tell the difference? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. Want more Type 1 news? Subscribe here. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? Try Type2Nation. Continue reading >>

Think Twice Before Making That Diabetes Joke

Think Twice Before Making That Diabetes Joke

I decided to do a little experiment. I went to the mall and asked strangers a question, “When I say the word ‘diabetes,’ what is the first thing that pops into your mind?” I got varied responses, but about half of the answers fell into the stigma. What is the stigma, you ask? The stigma is that people with diabetes are overweight, that people with diabetes ate too much sugar, that people with diabetes need to diet. If we look at the things written down in the picture above, you’ll see about half of them appear to have a decent understanding. Yes, diabetes is an illness and a disease. Yes, for many it does involve needles. Some people thought of a family member who was affected. A couple of people even knew there was more than one type of diabetes. So where does the problem come in? About half the responses included the word “sugar.” Most disturbingly, upon further discussion I learned this was literally all the knowledge some people had about diabetes. I’m sure you’ve seen it before on social media. You see a picture of an indulgent dessert, and you click on the comments. “DIABETES,” someone said. You’re reading someone’s Facebook status and it reads, “If John had 20 candy bars, then Joe gave him 2, what does he have now? Diabetes. John has diabetes.” Again, you click on the comments to see that they’re full of “LOLs,” “HAHAHAs,” and praise for the hilarious joke. The thing is… it’s not hilarious. It’s horribly offensive.Diabetes is not a candy bar. Diabetes is a devastating disease that can happen to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you have the healthiest diet on the planet and exercise multiple times a week. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete. Diabetes can happen to anyone, and it will change a life fore Continue reading >>

Your “jokes” About Diabetes Still Aren’t Funny

Your “jokes” About Diabetes Still Aren’t Funny

If there ever was a serious and life-threatening disease that made it to the tail end of thousands of casual jokes, its Diabetes. I see it in Instagram captions, hear it muffled between laughter at the cafeteria table. It’s the “erhh my god this cake is so sweet it’s gonna give me diabetes” every time someone’s dessert arrives. It’s that annoying joke middle schoolers can’t seem to get enough of, the one about Jackie and candy bars and math. You know, the one that combines every stereotype of a disease that affects almost 415 million people worldwide into one humorless ball of nonsense I’m destined to hear at every birthday party ever. It’s frustrating. For people like me who suffer from this disease, it hurts to see everyone so casually mock the thing you struggle with daily. It hurts to hear those stereotypes passed on, especially when they’re not grounded in any concrete fact. So I’m going to try to fix them. Diabetes can be delineated into two major classes- Type 1 and Type 2- both different in terms of cause and treatment. The latter, Type 2 Diabetes, is most commonly affects people above the age of forty-five. It is when the cells of the body grow insensitive to insulin- an essential hormone for the body to use energy. While one factor to its development is poor diet, Type 2 can be caused due to genetic factors, physical inactivity, old age and a stressful life. So no, candy isn’t the one cardinal sin all diabetics are guilty of. There are other things that feed into the development of this disease, and the root cause is often not identified. Which brings us to the second class- Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that I and thousands of kids around the globe have been diagnosed with at varying stages of childhood and adolescents. Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes T-shirts

Type 1 Diabetes T-shirts

I mean, I'm not Tupac here, but if he was still (maybe he is?!?!) around, I think he'd be willing to write a line about our dead pancreases. Whether you're a runner with Type 1, a Type 1 who wants "run" their diabetes like the boss you are, or both, this tee is for you! Tags:type1diabetes, run, running, diabetes I mean, I'm not Tupac here, but if he was still (maybe he is?!?!) around, I think he'd be willing to write a line about our dead pancreases. Tags:type-one, type-one-diabetes, pancreas, pour-one-out, diabetes A few years ago, I received a Facetime from one of the smiliest little girls I'd ever seen. I knew the second I met her, I knew we'd have a special relationship and that even though I have a few years on her, she would be a major source of inspiration for me. Her name is Isabella, and like me, she has type 1 diabetes. Isabella is a triplet, and with the love and support of her amazing siblings (Mia & Max), and INCREDIBLE parents Kristina and Greg, she is growing up to be a fearless lil' goddess who tackles her diabetes with guts and grace. This design is a nod to a shirt her parents hand-made her on her first diaversary. This week marks her 5th year of living with type 1. Learn more about her story here: portion of the proceeds from this shirt will be donated to Beyond Type 1. Learn more about BT1 here: Tags:not-cool, not-cool-diabetes, kids, humor, inspired-by-isabella Continue reading >>

Funny Diabetes Quotes

Funny Diabetes Quotes

As the fastest growing consumer health information site — with 65 million monthly visitors — Healthline’s mission is to be your most trusted ally in your pursuit of health and well-being. You can depend on us to provide expert content along with genuine caring. Both of which will support, guide, and inspire you toward the best possible health outcomes for you and your family. Continue reading >>

Who Would Make Jokes About Diabetes!? Um...me

Who Would Make Jokes About Diabetes!? Um...me

Who would make jokes about diabetes!? Um...me By Chelcie Rice in Blog: Seriouslyit's ok to laugh On August 2, 2013 SooooooI guess I should introduce myself. My name is Humpty, pronounced with an Umpty! Sorry. 90s flashback Anyway, my name is Chelcie Rice and Im a Type1 pump user, diagnosed back in 1989. Yeah, yeah, yeah I'm old. WHAEVA!! I got my pump back in 2005. Im also a stand up comedian and now Im officially a blogger! One of the things people often ask me is Whats funny about diabetes? Well nothing of course but then again I have got to laugh about most of the things Ive been through with my diabetes or else I would go insane!! When I first discovered I had the D I had no idea what it was. At that time I was a drummer in my then church choir and my roommate was the organist. He kept noticing I was getting up to go to the restroom in the middle of service a lot. Yeah like I didnt notice it also. So out of the blue he makes an appointment for me with a urologist. Seemed logical I guess. You pee a lot and you go ask the guy that seems like they would know why. Go to the urologist yada yada yada You have diabetes Thats exactly what he said and how he said it. A few days later I was in the hospital getting hydrated and educated. I left the hospital as dumb about diabetes as I went in. So I adapted and did the best I could. Fast forward to 2004 and I develop a blood leak in my left eye. I survived over a year with blood inside my eye because I had no health insurance for surgery. I got a job, got insurance, got the vitrectomy, vision slowly came back. Month later the same thing happened to my right eye. Got another vitrectomy, results werent good. Due to a detached retina I now have partial vision in my right eye. Oh yeah I didnt mention the cataract surgeries. Diabet Continue reading >>

Aint' No Mountain High Enough - Type 1 Inspiration

Aint' No Mountain High Enough - Type 1 Inspiration

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android . Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Aint' no mountain high enough - Type 1 inspiration Hola everyone. This may be 'old news' to some (but I only just found out about it) so I thought I'd post this as it may help inspire people with type 1 diabetes (similarly to how I read a post about a pro-futsal player on the exercise/sports forum here). To cut a longer story short I was having a chance conversation the other day about climbing/mountain hiking, age etc. and remembered my own issues I had last year when I went up a 3,479m high mountain in winter conditions. Basically my blood meter didn't work in the mountain refuge as it was too cold. So I started wondering if there were other diabetics out there that have faced similar and especially more difficult: challenges...and boy there is. ;-p I decided to look up mountain climbing/hiking and type 1 diabetes and though it was a while ago now I came across (no pun intended) this guy Will Cross a Type 1 diabetic (since age 9) who has walked both the South and North Poles as well as climbed the 7 mountain peaks. Including EVEREST!!!!!! (at aged 40, as far as I can work out). So yeah, not only did he have to deal with the obvious stuff that everyone else does - fitness, altitude, weather conditions etc. - but he also had to manage his diabetes too. So yeah. It doesn't have to be something as extreme at Everest (which has taken even some of the best - non type 1 diabetic - experienced professionals). But it's certainly food for thought. Especially for some of us that a Continue reading >>

Valentine’s Day Diabetes Pick-up Lines

Valentine’s Day Diabetes Pick-up Lines

This Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to post some diabetes pick-up lines! They’re pretty clean…well most of them at least. If you have any more to contribute, please leave them in the comments, I’d love to hear them! “With you around Sweetie, who needs glucose tabs?” “I’m sorry I didn’t get you a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, but if you want something sweet I’m right here.” “Baby, I just followed my CGM arrows and they pointed me straight to you.” “How about a kiss? I’m the only sugar you’ll need” “Oh baby, your name should be Sugar because with you I’m always high!” “Is that a tube of glucose tabs in your pocket, or are you just really happy to see me?” “I wish I was your insulin pump so that I could be next to you all day.” “Is your blood sugar low? “No, why?” “Cause you’ve been running through my mind all night.” “Your meter or mine?” “Strip for me? Test strip that is, I’m all out.” “What do you say you and I get tangled in my pump tubing tonight?” “I don’t need to check your blood sugar to know you’re a 10.” “Baby, I’d never destroy your heart, the way your body destroyed your beta cells.” “Hey girl, I bet you’re my type.” “Without you sweet thang, I’ll have a reaction!” “Do you mind if I sit next to you? I just want to feel close to a working pancreas.” “Did it hurt?” “What, my shot?” “No, when you fell from heaven.” “My low blood sugar isn’t the only thing that’s making me sweat, you are HOT!” “You’re a lot like my insulin syringes, super fine!” “Hey girl, my blood sugar isn’t the only thing on the rise right now.” “With you around, I never feel low” “You’re like my insulin, I can’t live without you Continue reading >>

Snickers: The Worst Diabetes Joke

Snickers: The Worst Diabetes Joke

I like a good joke. I can even take a good joke about myself. And I know that I’ve laughed at inappropriate jokes. I know most of us have. But we need to talk about what’s at the root of some types of our humor. Even comedians have started to admit that there are realms of humor that should be handled differently. Not off limits, per se, but with the subject of the punchline in mind. Patton Oswalt wrote last summer about his complete 180° in understanding why he was wrong about rape jokes. Not that rape had some pristine status of “off limits” in terms of topics that absolutely could not be joked about, but this quote of his stuck with me: In fact, every viewpoint I’ve read on this, especially from feminists, is simply asking to kick upward, to think twice about who is the target of the punchline, and make sure it isn’t the victim. Today, for your consideration, Internet, I bring you: The Diabetes Joke. Many of us have seen this meme. Something along the lines of a math word problem involving candy bars or cupcakes or some other decadent dessert. Bob has 50 candy bars. He eats 45. What does he have now? It’s hilarious because… Well, because we as a culture are okay with fat shaming, for one. And only fat people get diabetes. They bring it on themselves so they deserve to suffer the butt of the joke. HA. If they’d just shown a little willpower and resisted that kind of food over the course of their lives, they wouldn’t have diabetes. It’s okay to laugh at their lack of willpower! Laugh with me! Whether the joke is about someone losing a foot, eating so much / drinking a soda so large that it’s diabetes-on-a-plate / diabetes-in-a-cup, or feeling stuffed after a meal and giving yourself diabetes, we get it. You’re equatingindulgence with an extre Continue reading >>

The Friends & Family Guide To Type 1 Diabetes

The Friends & Family Guide To Type 1 Diabetes

Maybe it’s the friend’s child next door or a member in the family who has Type 1 diabetes. Perhaps you’ll be in charge of care at some point or are simply interested in learning more about T1. Consider this guide to help you navigate Type 1 as a friend or family member. What is Type 1? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects a person’s pancreas. The pancreas is responsible for producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. Our pancreas, for reasons that have not been identified, does not produce any insulin. As a result, we need to inject or continually infuse insulin through a pump and carefully balance our insulin doses with eating and daily activities. We must also regularly monitor our blood-sugar levels. Type 1 is a non-stop and 24/7 balancing act that we must maneuver every day. There is no way to prevent Type 1 and there is no cure (currently!). How do you manage it? We get by with a little help from our friends! These include our glucose meter, insulin, needles, and monitors. The glucose meter is a device that measures blood sugar. We use a device that pricks our finger and we put the blood sample onto a test strip. From there, the test strip is read by the meter and gives us a number on the meter screen. We can get insulin into our bodies through multiple daily injections or an insulin pump. Injections are delivered to our bodies through insulin pens and needles. There are two types of insulin that we use. Fast-acting insulin gives our bodies insulin right away and is taken with meals or to correct a high blood sugar. Fast-acting insulin is used multiple times a day, depending on when you eat. The other is long-acting insulin, which is given once a day. Long-acting insulin is a slow release insulin that is given to your Continue reading >>

The 25 Most Awkward Times To Be A Type 1 Diabetic

The 25 Most Awkward Times To Be A Type 1 Diabetic

1. When people ask why you're wearing a beeper 2. When you find test strips in weird places They're EVERYWHERE 3. When you need to pee all the time 4. When you have to fit your pump into formal attire 5. (although there are ways around that) Hottttt. 6. When people share their non-analogous conditions with you Lactose intolerance is NOT the same. 7. When you can't go anywhere without a bag of supplies and snacks Your backpack looks really cool at the clubs. 9. When your pump beeps in a house of worship Or at the theater. Or in class. Or on a first date. Or basically ever. 10. When you have more needle bruises than a heroin addict And more needles. 11. When you have to eat before and after exercise Why even bother? 12. When your pump sets off the metal detector at the airport 13. And when you then get the full pat-down Every time. 14. Because you're also traveling with a full suitcase of drugs and needles 16. because they haven't counted carbs since age five 17. When you have to carry low snacks with you everywhere 18. And when your friends are jealous of them OMG I haven't had gushers in SO LONG. It must be awesome to get to eat them all the time! 19. When it looks like you're drunk 20. But when you really just have a low blood sugar 22. When people told you you were too young to need diet soda 23. When people ask you what you do with your pump during sex 24. And when you get tangled in your pump tubing during sex 25. And when you realized what a cruel joke this song was for you: Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Donuts: Time To Stop The Stereotypes

Diabetes And Donuts: Time To Stop The Stereotypes

Piotr Adamowicz via Getty Images Earlier this week, President Obama playfully skewered his Republican opponents calling them “cray” for dismissing the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change. He then joked: “If you go to 100 doctors, and 99 of them tell you you have diabetes, you wouldn’t say, ‘Ah, that’s a conspiracy. All 99 doctors got together with Obama to keep me from having bacon and donuts.’” As the mother of a 6-year-old son with type 1 diabetes, I was surprised that the president, whom I greatly admire and respect, made this joke just a couple of days after he declared November 2015 as National Diabetes Month, stating supportively: “We recognize the impact diabetes has on people’s lives, and we rededicate our talents, skills, and knowledge to preventing, treating, and curing it.” And, apparently, joking about it. I am certain neither the president, nor his staff gave the seemingly inoffensive joke a second thought. And I realize that it was not a joke about diabetes, rather it paired diabetes and donuts to make a humorous analogy. Therein lies the issue for me: the offhanded way so many people use inaccurate, dated, and sometimes offensive and stigmatizing stereotypes about diabetes, for a laugh. Diabetes isn’t funny. It’s serious. And in my son’s case deadly serious. Type 1 diabetes (T1D), the most acute form of diabetes, is an autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas — and without insulin my son will die. Even though he takes insulin everyday (via an insulin pump) he still could die from this disease, and that fear is with me, every minute, of every day. There is nothing he, I, or anyone could have done to prevent him from getting type 1. It is a dail Continue reading >>

Bad Diabetes Jokes Wall Of Shame

Bad Diabetes Jokes Wall Of Shame

Editor’s Note: This list includes only brands, publications and public figures. We know there are plenty of individuals out there making bad jokes, too. Diabetes is not the punchline of a joke. Drinking a beverage did not give anyone any type of diabetes. We’re calling on these folks to do better. And watch out — we won’t hesitate to add new offenders to the Wall of Shame! We’re all about mixing humor and diabetes — sometimes, all you can do is laugh at life with T1D. But these types of jokes are the worst reminder of how much work there is still to do in education. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are poorly understood. These tasteless jokes come from a lack of education, awareness and understanding. They fuel our fire to keep fighting! And now, our list: OFFENDER: Jimmy Kimmel OFFENSE: “sweeter than diabetes” tweet OFFENDER: Forbes OFFENSE: marketing’s e-mail subject line fail OFFENDER: SNL OFFENSE: Big Mac BS skit here. OFFENDER: PopSugar Magazine OFFENSE: Unicorn Frappuccino nonsense PopSugar did end up changing this headline in response to pressure from the diabetes online community (high-five, y’all!) but boy, was it bad. We demand better from a “Fitness” and “Health” publication. OFFENDER: Crossfit OFFENSE: epically bad attempt at a Public Health PSA This one even got Co-founder Nick Jonas to respond. No wonder — it’s SO distasteful, besides being factually incorrect. Crossfit, thank you for this attempt at a public health PSA, but you really screwed it up. No chronic illness deserves this BS. Continue reading >>

Life With Type 1 Diabetes: Finding My New “normal” + Embracing A New Chapter

Life With Type 1 Diabetes: Finding My New “normal” + Embracing A New Chapter

Last December, I started feeling off. After a lifetime of needing to be encouraged to drink water, I was suddenly downing as much as I could get my hands on. I was sleeping poorly, waking up covered in sweat, feeling both wired and exhausted and without trying, I somehow lost 10 pounds in a week. Then one day when Julia and I were at the movies, I realized I didn’t have enough energy to cross my legs. Right after the new year, I found myself in a doctor’s office hearing the word “diabetes” used for the first time. Though at first it was used in a misdiagnosis of Type 2, it quickly corrected to my actual diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. I didn’t know adults could get Type 1 (you can read about the differences here, because they are very different diseases) and the shock was real and immediate. It led to the darkest period of my life so far and, thankfully, after five months of crying, yelling, therapy, exercise, change, lots of dog walks (above) and just letting go, I’ve come to accept that this could be an invitation to one of the brightest and most meaningful chapters of my life. This summer Design*Sponge will turn 12. More than ever, I’ve come to appreciate that Design*Sponge is a very real home for me. It has been the anchor I’ve so desperately needed at some of the toughest times of my life. And I’ve never felt this more so than over the past five months. Above: My new everyday purse contents: a blood glucose testing device, test strips, test strip control solution, lancets, disposable needles, a journal to log how much insulin I use, two types of insulin (one long-acting I take twice a day and one short-acting I take with food 3-4x a day), an emergency glucagon shot, glucose pills for low blood sugar and extra versions of just about everything. Gone Continue reading >>

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